land bridge

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A connection between two land masses, especially continents, that allows the migration of plants and animals from one land mass to the other. Before the widespread acceptance of continental drift, the existence of former land bridges was often invoked to explain faunal and floral similarities between continents that are now widely separated.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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